MEUW Weekly :: June 8, 2021

2021 Wage & Benefits Survey underway:  We are now collecting data for the association’s annual Wage & Benefits Survey. Each utility has received instructions to complete the online survey tool, which is due by June 30. Only the utilities that provide information for the survey will receive a copy of the results when they are distributed later this summer. Questions should be directed to Tim Heinrich.

Sign up now for 91st Annual Conference: Public power leaders from across the state will gather in Manitowoc for MEUW’s 91st Annual Conference happening Aug. 11 to 13. The conference features a number of special guest speakers, a wide variety of breakout sessions, numerous opportunities to network, and the chance to celebrate our municipal utilities’ achievements.

Commssioner Tyler Huebner, the newest member of the three-person Public Service Commission (PSC), has recently been added to the program agenda. He will speak on Thursday morning, Aug. 12, and take questions from the audience. There will be nine breakout sessions to enable attendees to choose a topic most relevant to their role. Details about each of the breakouts as well as the full program agenda are available on the conference website here. The “early bird” registration rate (a savings of $30 per person) is valid through Aug. 1.

Registration now open for MEUW 91st Annual Conference: Manitowoc is the site of the 91st gathering of MEUW members this summer. The Annual Conference will take place Wednesday, Aug. 11 through Friday, Aug. 13. You won’t want to miss the chance to connect with municipal utility leaders from across the state and hear from speakers on a wide array of important and timely topics. To learn more, visit

Virtual roundtable planned for June 30 to discuss electric vehicle adoption: As electric vehicle (EV) demand and charging infrastructure increases throughout the state, MEUW is partnering with RENEW Wisconsin to hear from municipalities and electric utilities about thoughts and concerns to plan for EV adoption in your communities.

From planning through procurement, to costs and grid impacts, this is your chance to share your concerns, ask questions, and offer input about your needs! There will be a utility, municipality, and electric vehicle station vendor in attendance to answer questions based on their experiences and help facilitate the planning process.

All are welcome for this one-hour virtual roundtable on Wednesday, June 30, at 10:00 a.m. Pre-registration is necessary to help plan for the discussion. Click here to register.